Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Rural water for thirsty cities

The analysis illustrates how supply and demand interact to drive water reallocation projects, which can take many forms, although collective negotiation and administrative decisions are most prevalent. Yet it also … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Cities Alive: Water for People

Cities Alive: Water for People presents an economic pathway of addressing the challenges of population growth and climate change in our cities.  To move towards a more sustainable future, it is … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Why we need to reveal the hidden connections at the heart of cities

Urban areas are intense meeting points of people and cultures, but they’re also places where more or less visible interactions happen: between the infrastructures and systems of water, energy, food … Continue reading

Sunday, 5 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Missing the Millennium Development Goal targets for water and sanitation in urban areas

David Satterthwaite – This paper reviews progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in urban areas. Drawing on UN data, it shows the disastrous performance of many … Continue reading

Monday, 11 April 2016 · Leave a comment

How Durban set the global standard for providing water and sanitation for the poor

Arguably the most elegant aspect of an inelegant subject is how this city of 3.2 million residents, South Africa’s second largest, is solving monumental water and waste challenges in its … Continue reading

Friday, 12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Risk of water wars rises with scarcity

Chris Arsenault: Almost half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 and strategists from Israel to Central Asia prepare for strife. In March, a report from the office of … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment